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Balaton Place, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8

£2,950,000

Sold

11 Beds 6 Baths 6 Receptions

REF: NEW170084

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Sought After and Private Town Location
  • 6 Reception Rooms, Office and Cinema Room
  • Superb Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Boot Room and 2 Cloakrooms
  • Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-Suite Bathroom
  • 3 Further Bedrooms (1 En-Suite) and Family Bathroom
  • 3 Bedroom Guest Annexe, 2 Bedroom Gate Lodge and Integral 2 Bedroom Staff Flat
  • Gated Driveway with Entrance Courtyard and Parking, 6 Car Garage and Store
  • Mediterranean Style Central Courtyard Garden and Perimeter Walled Gardens with Gazebo
  • Indoor Heated Swimming Pool with Gym, Jacuzzi Spa, Steam Room and Shower Room
  • 11,840 sq ft of impressive and flexible accommodation

THE PROPERTY

A highly unique and captivating property offering 11,840 sq ft of extensive and flexible accommodation set in an enviable private town location with an impressive central Mediterranean style landscaped garden. Main House: Covered Entrance Porch, Reception Hall, Drawing Room, Formal Dining Room, Sitting Room, Garden Room, Playroom, Games Room, Office, Cinema Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Boot Room, Two Cloakrooms. Landing, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En-Suite Bathroom, Three Further Bedrooms (One En-Suite) and Family Bathroom. Indoor Heated Swimming Pool with Gym, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Shower Room and Plant Room. Guest Annexe: Entrance Hall, Sitting Room/Kitchen, Three Bedrooms, Dressing Room, Bathroom and Shower Room. Gate Lodge: Entrance Hall, Sitting/Dining Room, Kitchen, Two Bedrooms and Bathroom. Integral Staff Flat: Sitting Room, Study, Kitchen, Bedroom and Two Bathrooms. Gated Driveway with Entrance Courtyard and Parking, Six Car Garage, Store, Central Courtyard Garden, Perimeter Walled Garden with Gazebo. EPC Rating ''F'. The Courtyard is an exceptional and unique property in a sought after town location providing peace, privacy and security, with an impressive central Mediterranean style landscaped garden. Formerly the courtyard stable block and formal offices to Zetland Lodge, a training establishment built in 1850 by the 2nd Earl of Zetland, and subsequent home to Doctor Wooldridge in 1946, the first director of the Animal Heath Trust, The Courtyard was transformed into a magnificent centrepiece property at Balaton Place after 1998 when the Trust moved to Kentford. Extending to an impressive 11,840 sq ft in all, this substantial house retains many attractive period features including sash windows, fireplaces and high ceilings. Designed for family living and entertaining on a grand scale the stunning property boasts impressive reception rooms in the main house, along with three distinct areas of self-contained living accommodation including a guest annexe, integral staff flat and separate gate lodge. The notable leisure suite comprises a heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi spa, steam room, shower room, gym and plant room. Though large and spacious, the house is currently used as a family home and still manages to retain an intimate and comfortable atmosphere. With exclusive and flexible accommodation, The Courtyard is ideally suited to homeworking and the requirements of those running their own businesses, with attractive, private surroundings combined with excellent access to Cambridge, London and Stansted Airport. Outside The Courtyard is approached through a pair of cast iron electric gates leading to an entrance courtyard, parking for several cars and access to the six car garage and store. The garage has three up and over electric doors and a useful adjoining store room/former wine cellar. The property enjoys great privacy and seclusion with all the accommodation being situated around a large central feature Mediterranean style landscaped courtyard. Accessed from the entrance courtyard through a pair of cast iron gates, the tranquil courtyard garden has an attractive water fountain, manicured topiary and box hedging, Acer and Cypress trees, gravel paths, a large covered paved terrace and outside lighting. There are also beautifully planted perimeter walled gardens with a gazebo, brick paved paths, box hedging and irrigation system. Location The Courtyard occupies an enviable and private position off the Snailwell Road, a sought after town location in Newmarket within striking distance of the town centre and amenities, yet close to studland and the countryside. Newmarket is set in attractive countryside on the Suffolk/Cambridgeshire border and is world famous as the headquarters of British horseracing. The town is Britain's largest racehorse training centre and some of the finest racing in the world is seen on Newmarket's two racecourses: The Rowley Mile and The July Course. Newmarket is also home to Tattersalls (Europe's leading Bloodstock Auctioneers), The Animal Health Trust, veterinary practices of international repute, other bloodstock support services, the National Stud, the National Horseracing Museum and The Jockey Club. It also provides a good range of amenities including schools, shops, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants and leisure facilities, including health clubs, a swimming pool and golf club. The picturesque market town of Bury St Edmunds and University City of Cambridge with its burgeoning high-tech industries, science parks and reputable schools are both commutable. There is excellent access to the A14 and A11 (M11). Cambridge, Audley End and Whittlesford offer direct rail lines into London, with the fastest trains taking under one hour. Stansted International Airport is approximately forty minutes' drive.